Solemn is just about as consistent as they come at this level but a 3lb rise for winning last time means he needs a career best to repeat the dose. Tabaret is extremely hard to win with and will need a first-time visor to ignite him if he's to win over five furlongs for the first time since 2005 while Canadian Danehill finished last at Ascot and may be missing Frankie. With that in mind we prefer to look at Brierty and LE TOREADOR with the latter narrowly preferred. Brierty ran a blinder when second to a subsequent winner at Hamilton and isn't unduly punished up a pound, but Le Toreador is back down to his last winning mark on turf and recent efforts are better than they may appear. Kevin Ryan has his string in fine form too and he may be able to dominate these from the front. Doctor Parkes and The Nifty Fox are others with claims in what looks a wide-open sprint handicap.
Tabaret 4-1 (9-11) Keen in rear, not clear run over 1f out, not a danger after, 8th of 11, 8l behind Tyfos (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Nifty Fox 12-1 (9-4) Mainly towards rear, 10th of 16, 11l behind Poet's Place (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Le Toreador 7-1 (9-11) Led far side group and overall leader, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Doctor Parkes 4-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Solemn 11-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden and headway towards stands side rail over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led post, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Desert Poppy (9-5) by ns, 10 ran.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Raced stand side, chased winner until 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 19, 9l behind Masamah (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Ryan Style (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, edged left and no impression over 1 out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Kingdom Of Light (9-11) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Brierty (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Nickel Silver 11-2 (9-7) Close up, led approaching 2f out, headed approaching 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Atlantic Beach 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Kingdom Of Light (9-11) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Frognal (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear on outside, ridden and hung right 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 7l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hypnosis 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader far side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leader far side group, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Evelyn May (9-1) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.